text-only page produced automatically by Usablenet Assistive Skip all navigation and go to page content Skip top navigation and go to directorate navigation Skip top navigation and go to page navigation
National Science Foundation
design element
Search Awards
Recent Awards
Presidential and Honorary Awards
About Awards
Grant Policy Manual
Grant General Conditions
Cooperative Agreement Conditions
Special Conditions
Federal Demonstration Partnership
Policy Office Website

Award Abstract #1338850

RCN-SEES Arctic-FROST: Arctic FRontiers Of SusTainability: Resources, Societies, Environments and Development in the Changing North

Division Of Polar Programs
divider line
Initial Amendment Date: August 26, 2013
divider line
Latest Amendment Date: August 26, 2013
divider line
Award Number: 1338850
divider line
Award Instrument: Standard Grant
divider line
Program Manager: Anna Kerttula de Echave
PLR Division Of Polar Programs
GEO Directorate For Geosciences
divider line
Start Date: September 1, 2013
divider line
End Date: August 31, 2018 (Estimated)
divider line
Awarded Amount to Date: $749,875.00
divider line
Investigator(s): Andrey Petrov andrey.petrov@uni.edu (Principal Investigator)
Peter Schweitzer (Co-Principal Investigator)
Timothy Heleniak (Co-Principal Investigator)
Jessica Graybill (Co-Principal Investigator)
divider line
Sponsor: University of Northern Iowa
Office of Sponsored Programs
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0001 (319)273-3217
divider line
NSF Program(s): Research Coordination Networks,
divider line
Program Reference Code(s): 1079, 1664, 8060, 9150
divider line
Program Element Code(s): 1664, 5221


RCN-SEES Arctic-FROST: Arctic Frontiers Of SusTainability: Resources, Societies, Environments and Development in the Changing North is an international interdisciplinary collaborative network and platform for research exchange, developing an interdisciplinary synthesis and establishing a future international research program about Arctic and sub-Arctic sustainability and sustainable development. The first US-based circumpolar initiative of this kind and magnitude after the International Polar Year (IPY, 2007-08), Arctic-FROST builds on IPY's success new collaborative research opportunities. The purpose of the network is to contribute to conceptual, applied and educational aspects of sustainability science about the Arctic and beyond. Arctic-FROST teams environmental and social scientists, local educators and community members from all circumpolar countries to enable and mobilize research on sustainable Arctic development, specifically aimed at improving health, human development and well-being while conserving ecosystem structures, functions and resources. Arctic-FROST addresses three overarching questions: What does sustainable development in the Arctic mean, locally, regionally, and globally? How is sustainable development attainable in a changing Arctic? What are the best ways of measuring achievements towards adaptation, thrivability and sustainable development in the Arctic? Arctic-FROST organizes meetings and workshops that involve young, Indigenous scholars and members of underrepresented groups, coordinates educational activities, presentation and validation of research results through researcher/community workshops and educational initiatives. Arctic-FROST supports knowledge dissemination and methodological cross-pollination across the four themes of sustainable regions, economies, cultures, and environments. Arctic-FROST facilitates data sharing and exchange, contributing significantly to Arctic research and cyberinfrastructure.


Please report errors in award information by writing to: awardsearch@nsf.gov.



Print this page
Back to Top of page
Research.gov  |  USA.gov  |  National Science Board  |  Recovery Act  |  Budget and Performance  |  Annual Financial Report
Web Policies and Important Links  |  Privacy  |  FOIA  |  NO FEAR Act  |  Inspector General  |  Webmaster Contact  |  Site Map
National Science Foundation Logo
The National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Virginia 22230, USA
Tel: (703) 292-5111, FIRS: (800) 877-8339 | TDD: (800) 281-8749
  Text Only Version